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red velvet peppermint cake

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jolayne Cooper
Americus, GA

Once again, here is another cake that I have discovered since moving to Georgia. Red Velvet cake is a big thing here. This is a twist for the holidays that I really like. I got the recipe from Southern Living magazine.

(1 rating)
yield 16 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For red velvet peppermint cake

  • 1 pkg
    (18.25-ounce) white cake mix
  • 3
    egg whites
  • 1 1/3 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 pkg
    (9-ounce) yellow cake mix*
  • 1/2 c
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1-2 Tbsp
    liquid red food coloring
  • 1 tsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 2 lb
    powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp
    peppermint extract

How To Make red velvet peppermint cake

  • 1
    Beat first 4 ingredients according to cake mix package directions.
  • 2
    Beat yellow cake mix and next 6 ingredients according to package directions. Spoon red batter alternately with white batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans. Swirl batter gently with a knife.
  • 3
    Bake at 350 degrees F for 22-25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks.
  • 4
    Spread Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. (Cake may be chilled up to 2 days or frozen up to 1 month.) Garnish, if desired. Serve within 2 hours.
  • 5
    *1 3/4 cups yellow cake mix may be substituted.
  • 6
    If cake is frozen, thaw completely before garnishing to prevent crushed candy from running. Do not refrigerate after garnishing.
  • 7
    For Frosting: Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beating at low speed until smooth. Add extract, beating until blended.

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